Green-fingered volunteers from across Wigan Borough celebrated success at this year’s regional In Bloom awards.
In total, 33 entrants bagged 37 awards after judges duly recognised the amazing work carried out in a variety of community spaces across the borough.
In the It’s Your Neighbourhood Competitions, 11 groups achieved Level 5 ‘Outstanding’ and 12 groups achieved Level 4 ‘Thriving’.
Wigan Council also won praise from the judges who awarded the Borough several awards including Gold in the Britain in Bloom category and Best in Large City category for the NW Region.
The borough’s parks were recognised too by judges with Jubilee Park and Pennington Hall Park awarded Gold, while Mesnes Park received Silver.
Councillor Chris Ready, portfolio holder for Communities and Culture, said: “I want to thank all the volunteers for the tireless work they have put in this year to make sure our borough remains such an attractive place to live.
“While the 2020 competition was cancelled due to the pandemic, it was great to see our excellent volunteers quickly getting back together to show their pride in the appearance of our green spaces.
“Wigan Council’s Streetscene and Deal for Communities teams have also outdone themselves this year, helping Wigan achieve some of the highest awards of the night.
“In Bloom is a demonstration of The Deal in practice – residents taking pride and responsibility for their local area and volunteering to make their communities great places to live.”
If you are interested in joining an In Bloom group, contact Wigan Borough’s In Bloom coordinator on: [email protected]